Monday, July 30, 2012

C. Wonder Sale

Use the code HOTHOTHOT today and receive an extra 50% off any sale items in the C. Wonder shop. I'm snatching up this adorable little box for a steal. I plan on adhering an agate slice to the top. Cute, huh?

pretty perfect

Weekend Finds

Trips to the flea market have become a family thing. This is what I came home with this weekend:

I love the ombré mercury glass thing that these have got going on. 

I scored these 3 pieces of art for $10… that's right. I spent just over $3 each. What's even better is that they are all originals and have great frames. They will be perfect in Hudson's room.

I need to re-mat this pair, but aren't they so cool? 

Find any hidden treasures over the weekend? Do share.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I love my church!

It's true, and our shirts say it all…
We go to NewSpring Church. Check it out.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

beach print love

Take me there. That's the first thing I think when I see the images below…

I adore all of the work I've seen by Christian Chaize. Seriously, amazing! I've been stalking this site in hopes that they'd restock some of the $60 prints. Wishful thinking.

My obsession with each piece in the À la Plage collection by Gray Malin continues. Those colorful aerial shots get me every time…

This Coney Island Beach print from Society6 is a fun find. It's small, but with an oversized mat it could be the perfect addition to a room.

Friday, July 27, 2012

get some

Once again, Target surprises me with their reasonable looks for less. They have the greatest shoe selection at the moment: sandals, loafers, moccasins, etc. I just love that store!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

If I was a dude...

I'd propose like this.

I love it. The energy, the emotion, the joy… flash mobs just seem so fun. Maybe it's because I danced for years… needless to say, I have added being in a flash mob to my bucket list. 
Sign me up!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Giveaway!

Don't you just love this quartz bullet necklace? Well, today we are giving one away. This beauty can be found in many styles from Hiya Moon Jewelry.

To enter the giveaway leave a comment below with your email address.

For additional entries:
-Favorite Hiya Moon on Etsy
-Like Hiya Moon on Facebook
-Follow Hiya Moon on Twitter

Get excited… the winner could be YOU! 
Ends Tuesday, July 31st at midnight.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I need this! 
I could conquer the world. I'm sure.
Maybe my next DIY?

that dress

I had a lot of people interested in the details of the leather dress that I wore during my anniversary getaway. So here you go...

the dress // The Palladium Dress by Rachel Roy
the jewels // Teardrop Bib from Forever 21
the shoes // Indiana by Calvin Klein

Monday, July 23, 2012


I'm back! Miss me?

The anniversary festivities last week were superb with my mister. We are so in love with Charleston, and we found ourselves busy enjoying much of what the town has to offer. Lazy days, beach time, shopping, fine dining, and mid-day napping took up the majority of our time. It was perfect. So relaxing... no real agenda other than dinner reservations and our couples massage on the 2nd day. 

We took a spontaneous trip to Florida as well. My best friend, who has moved to Texas, was there visiting family, and after begging my man to drive me to go see her, he gave in. I see her 1 or 2 times a year, max, so needless to say, I was in dire need of some serious girl time with my favorite. :) 

Side note: I shot my 1st boudoir session this weekend. I have always been a little interested in how that kind of thing may go, and it was surprisingly fun and less awkward than expected. Just turned on a little Britney Spears and got to work...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

No. 5

I couldn't have imagined it, but I am way more in love with my husband today than I was the day that I said, "I do." This weekend, my husband and I are celebrating another anniversary. We were going to celebrate big for years 5, 10, 15, 20... but now that "our year" is here, we've chosen to keep things a little more simplistic and have postponed traveling to Hawaii, Europe, etc. Maybe numero 10? We are heading home to Charleston (my hometown) where we have built-in babysitters and free lodging at my parents' guest house overlooking the water. 

Here's to 4 days of dating my husband non-stop in my favorite city! I'll be back early next week with snapshots from our long weekend together... here's a taste of what's in store:

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There will be shopping and sunbathing during the day followed by fine dining each night, which I am over the moon about. My sweet groom has made some special plans, and I can't wait! The only thing that would make it all a little sweeter is if I was sporting this number... 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I dig this.

1 :: I love that coral, peachy color mixed with some mint. This pillow has got a little chevron and a little ikat thing going on, and I dig it.
2 :: This spiked bracelet from S&D would add the perfect amount of edge to my preexisting arm party.
3 :: Loving the bold stripes on this Ikea throw! It's so reasonable too.
4 :: So simple. So lovely.
5 :: Gold + Mint = Perfection. Get this limited edition while it's hot!
6 :: These wooden wedges are calling my name. They'd go with so many things.
7 :: I need this. Need.
8 :: I haven't been able to get this pretty pair out of my head since discovering them through Gaby's giveaway... still sad I didn't win.

a striped bikini

Everyone needs one. The bottoms are completely different styles, but that top is a very close look for less. I want that top... it would be so fun to mix with different prints. Plus, you can never have too many stripes!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I got your back.

One of the things that I love the most about the blogging community is the support system it creates. Knowing that you've got friends out there that encourage and promote your passion or business feels great. Here are a couple of my favorite blog buddies that I am super proud of:

There are many talented ladies out there... if you're one of them, please leave a comment here with a link to your shop.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tonight, I'll be in class. Will you?

I am so excited to take my 1st ALT class online tonight: Growing Readership with Nicole Balch. I still have so much to learn in this world of blogging. I can't wait! Will I be seeing any of you lovelies in class this evening?

fun summer freebie

How adorable is this little invite?
Now, I just need to throw a party.
Go get yours from Hello Monday Design!
(They even have a cute gingham back.)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

our fourth

We've been enjoying our 5-day weekend on the water. I know I've been MIA over the past few days -- I've been giving my boys my undivided attention. I'll be back tomorrow with the usual greatness. :)

Lake Murray
Columbia, South Carolina

Shem Creek
 Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Friday, July 6, 2012

It's true.

If you haven't already heard / seen... I am one of the new contributors for MadeByGirl. Excited is a total understatement -- I am so honored to be a part of one of my favorite blogs of all time. 

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

We're off to Charleston through the weekend to celebrate our independence with lots of food, sun and sparklers… we are such a blessed nation!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

as of late

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this hood

In my dreams, right?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

my favorites

Just a few snapshots from the past week... 

-New found treasures from Target
-Sunday best: Anthro dress with a fun tassel belt

-Road trip to Florida, complete with Starbucks
-R&R while Debby Downer passed

-Finally, the sun came out... glorious!
-Love that silly boy in my sunnies

Hope you all had a great weekend! It has been so miserably hot here... 112 degrees to be exact.